James E. Wood, on Behalf of the Estate of Oscar J. Wood, Petitioner, v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Unitedstates Department of Labor, Respondent, 934 F.2d 321 (4th Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 934 F.2d 321 (4th Cir. 1991) Submitted May 6, 1991. Decided May 28, 1991

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (88-2517-BLA)

James E. Wood, petitioner pro se.

Michael John Denney, Edward Waldman, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., for respondent.



Before DONALD WILKINSON and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.


James E. Wood seeks review of the Benefits Review Board's decision and order affirming the administrative law judge's denial of black lung benefits pursuant to 30 U.S.C. §§ 901 et seq. Our review of the record and the Board's decision and order discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the Board. Wood v. Director, Office of Worker's Compensation Programs, 88-2517-BLA (Ben.Rev.Bd. Jan. 24, 1991). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.1 



We note that Wood may submit additional medical evidence in support of a motion for modification filed with the deputy commissioner pursuant to 20 C.F.R. Sec. 725.310